Dench up for Globe for Philomena role

Judi Dench is up for the Best Actress award at the Golden Globes tonight, for her role playing an Irish woman in the film 'Philomena'.

Dench up for Globe for Philomena role

Judi Dench is up for the Best Actress award at the Golden Globes tonight, for her role playing an Irish woman in the film 'Philomena'.

The Golden Globes are the first major awards of the New Year, taking place in Hollywood tonight.

'12 Years a Slave' has seven nominations, including Best Picture and Best Director.

'Philomena' is also in the running for best drama and best screenplay.

Meanwhile, Tom Hanks, Martin Scorsese, Cate Blanchett, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Aaron Paul celebrated their Golden Globe Award nominations over cucumber sandwiches and scones with cream.

The nominees were among the guests of honour at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (Bafta) annual awards-season tea party, held yesterday at the Four Seasons Hotel in Los Angeles.

With no agenda other than to eat, drink and socialise, the stars enjoyed a relaxing respite amid a whirlwind weekend leading into today’s Golden Globes.

Benedict Cumberbatch, Christoph Waltz, Shohreh Aghdashloo and Captain Phillips supporting actor Barkhad Abdi were also among the celebrants.

Some tea-party guests, including TV mogul Nigel Lythgoe, also popped by the HBO Luxury Lounge held at the hotel, where brands such as Pandora and Sophia Fiori Diamonds were hoping for last-minute placement on the Globes red carpet.

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